Review: The Districts – A Flourish and a Spoil

The Districts – A FLOURthe-districts-a-flourish-and-a-spoil-album-cover (1)ISH AND A SPOIL
Reviewed By: Kaitlyn Ouverson

Rating: 8/10

The Districts is a band from Lititz, Pennsylvania, in case you were wondering. It took me a while to learn any bit of information about this band; in fact, their hometown is the only fact I could uncover. “We write honest music and are passionate about doing so,” the band’s website proclaims, and I can certainly attest to the difference their humble passion has made.

This is a pretty strong album, and I am happy to be reviewing it. The first song, “4th and Roebling,” is really catchy, but it’s not the only favorite you’ll find here. Every song on this album is filled with low-fi vocals and driving instrumentation that I find really meshes well together, as on the track “Chlorine.” The best way to experience this album is on the air, especially the song entitled “Young Blood.” This is my favorite rock song of this year so far, but that could be due to my bias: I am partial to percussion, and the drums on this track are so perfectly underrated even by the best combination of words.

I would venture to say that rock albums of any quality are truly difficult to come by in this age so dominated by derivations of pop. It’s truly pleasurable to have stumbled across something so bare and so beautiful; I hope you all give it a listen.

FCC: Clean
Recommended Tracks: 9, 1, 2
FIYL: The Strokes, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys

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